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Apr 242014


Tonight! Live from Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, Calif.
Meltdown and Inkstuds present A PANEL OF EPIC PROPORTIONS  

Robin McConnell and Brandon Graham interview:
Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors)
Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets)
Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim, Lost at Sea)
Thomas Herpich (Adventure Time, White Clay)

Signing will follow panel.

If you can’t make it, you can watch via or come back to this post and watch the stream below.

Watch live video from meltdowncomics on

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Apr 172014


Hello Local movers and shakers!

Meltdown Comics is looking for crafters, zinesters, diyers, artists and vendors interested in tabling at an open market coinciding with free comic book day.

Please fill out this FORM by April 27th the sooner the better

Tabling fees will be 25$ for your own space ( you will have to bring your own table)
$10 6ft fold out table rental will be available, 1st come, 1st served. Only 10 tables available.


feel free to email us at if you have any questions

 Posted by at 12:10 pm
Apr 132014




A live panel of EPIC PROPORTIONS with Robin McConnell, Brandon Graham plus Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, Love and Rockets cartoonist Jaime Hernandez, Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward, and White Clay author (and Adventure Time contributor) Thomas Herpich.

Inkstuds LIVE
Thursday, April 24th, 7pm. Signing after podcast.
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046

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Apr 102014


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Apr 072014
Written by: Pinguino on April 6, 2014.

Last Friday, Meltdown and hosted DOGEPARTY WEST, an epic celebration of the dogecoin culture in Southern California.  250+ dogecoin enthusiasts came by through the night, with some bringing their own dogs to enter in the doge contest.

The doge contest happened both online and offline, and people could vote on their favorite dog. Each had its own wallet address, accessible by QR code. Foxy Roxy won “Best in Show” with 61,930 dogecoin (votes), and will be getting a spacesuit. She’s one of the Socal Shiba Inu Rescue’s dogs, who was badly hurt but healed up awesomely. At the event she was very patient, smart, and friendly, and we applaud her victory. Here’s a “before” and an “after” pic:


All of the dogecoin raised at the event went to Southern California Shiba Inu Rescue Inc and Two Dog Farms. Both groups rescue dogs from kill shelters and find them loving forever homes. Two Dog Farms also works with Jindos, which are larger versions of shiba inus.

Socal Shiba:
Two Dog Farms:

Both have dogs you can adopt, so after playing with shibes in person, if you want one, you should rescue one!

Two Dog Farms allows dogecoin adoptions, which is fairly rare. We’re told they have been embracing it pretty well and will continue to do so.

The charities raised 621,422 dogecoin between direct donations and dogecontest entries.

1558493_10100857022402336_5840219354191488800_nWhile there was a lot of partying with our DJs Headshot and Carl Schwenk and free booze, people also got to learn a lot about digging dogecoin at the mining demonstration that Sebuh was doing. He was also selling discounted mining gear to help new shibes learn more about the hobby. MeltdownTV was running a livestream of the entire event, using multiple cameras and running interviews. An astounded 300,000 viewers popped in to check it out through the night, with roughly 200-600 at any given moment. There was much love for our shibes that we shuttled to the back for closeups and interviews.

Towards the back of the shop there was a gaming area – the kickstarter for DogeCards (doge-themed Fluxx) had released that day, so people were betatesting that. Lone Wolf was giving demos of their game, too. This was the first time either of these games had been seen by the public. Neon Roots had their live crypto ticker on display, which was glowing in the window of the store and like 12ft long. Another group showed up with dogecoin badges and pogs, and did a bunch of exciting giveaways. Cruithne Traders was selling some of their “to the moon” artwork as well.

We also made some cardboard rocket props that people could draw on, and a light-up rocket ship for dogs to wear for photos. Dogecoin cupcakes and cookies also happened. They were given to those who donated to the charities. 10152611_602841600445_2150721973625638389_n

We had custom bitcoin/dogecoin tshirt collabs for the event, with 50 Reddit and Moolah versions available. People could buy things from the store with crypto to get a free shirt. Such incentive!

A heartfelt thank-you from to everyone who helped out with DogeParty West, both on-line and off. Free booze was covered by Meltdown Comics, Michael Lim, and Erin+ Natalie- thanks for handling ice and QR coding the dogs. Sebuh- thanks for printing (copies plus takes btc!) + helping organize dogs, and putting us in touch with two dog farms. Jessica and Dave- you guys rocked the bar! <3 Pizza came from DogeCards and Eric Nakagawa. DJ Headshot + Carl Schwenk: your sets were awesome! Thanks for moving large objects. Such press from Boing Boing, Coindesk, and Bitcoin Magazine, with twitter support from YourAnonNews. Cnelson- yay speakers! Seric thanks for making cardboard stuff! Thanks for tweeting @owlpelletz @bitcoinbegger @houseofdoge @findadragon @littleshibe @dogepromotions @thebitcoinwife.  Reddit+ moolah, thanks for the support. Thanks Meltdown + Francisco for hosting + promoting! And much love to everyone who brought their real life doges to the event, even those who didn’t fully understand dogecoin.

So community. Much love. Let’s do this again sometime.

 Posted by at 12:58 pm
Apr 032014

Vote for your favorite doge by sending dogecoin to their wallet! The dog that wins best of show gets a spacesuit.

All money actually goes to our charities, Two Dog Farms and Southern California Shiba Inu Rescue. Both are rescue organizations that save shibes from kill shelters in Los Angeles, and fosters them, and finds them a loving home.

Don’t have dogecoin but want to help anyways? Anything paypaled to we’ll also send along to the rescues.

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 Posted by at 9:55 pm
Apr 022014



meltdoge_finalMeltdown Comics is releasing a new shirt design at DogeParty West this Friday. Meltdown x x Reddit collab was designed using the original logo by Dan Clowes, but’s Pinguino Kolb gave the alien a doge companion. The first 50 shirts will be the exclusive reddit version. It’ll be sold for $20, but if you buy $20 of merchandise with a cryptocurrency, you get the shirt for FREE! Meltdown hopes to lead the way for retailers by incentivizing their purchases with the new currency.


DogeParty West will be on Friday at 7p at Meltdown Comics - 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046. More details here:

 Posted by at 8:31 pm
Apr 022014


April 2nd, 2014 from 7-9pm: Roddenberry Entertainment (Creators of Star Trek) launch WORTH at Meltdown Comics with writer, Aubrey Sitterson (WWE) and artist Chris Moreno (Dracula vs Capone, Toy Story).

WORTH is the heartfelt yet dynamic story of Grant Worth, Motor City’s most iconic hero. During the 1960’s, Worth’s ability to control machines made him a legendary figure in Detroit, a real hometown hero. But when Worth’s powers become obsolete because of society’s own progress, he is forced to find out what happens when a superhero can no longer be super.

UNBREAKABLE’ PART 1 Jim Rhodes has quit the SECRET AVENGERS!!! As the IRON PATRIOT, he’s bringing his fight against the bad guys to the home front. But a new villain emerges with a brutal plan that could turn Iron Patriot into America’s most wanted!!!


Garry Brown Is a Scottish artist who graduated the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art in 2010. He is currently the artist for Dark Horse’s “The Massive” as well as Marvel’s soon-to-be released “Iron Patriot” ongoing.


Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, Calif. 90046 (map)
 Posted by at 1:50 pm
Apr 012014


March 31, 2014

DogeParty on April 4th, at Hollywood’s fantastic Meltdown Comics

Los Angeles, Calif, March 31, 2014–, a Los Angeles area group that hopes to teach interested parties about crypto currencies, is throwing a DogeParty on April 4th, at Hollywood’s fantastic Meltdown Comics.

DogeParty West is a good opportunity to learn more about the current slate of crypto currencies, setting up your own mining operation and scoring some free pizza. Sounds like a good time to me! is also creating opportunities to sponsor the Southern California Shiba Inu Rescue. Helping dogs is a sure way to get my attention.

Spelunkin is proud to present our first Dogecoin party – April 4, 2014!
Place: Meltdown Comics, located at 7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California.
Time: 7-10 pm!
Admission: FREE!

  • Music by DJ Headshot and Carl Schwenk.
  • Featuring LIVE SHIBAS from Southern California Shiba Inu Rescue and Two Dogs Farms!! We’ll be doing a doge contest where you can donate to your favorite dog soon, but if you’d like to send dogecoin to the charities, here are their wallets:
    -Socal Shiba Inu Rescue Doge Account: DTEPzQ8SP6xvPzudh5QNtcuUMrN9WRaUYt
    -Two Dogs Farms Doge Account: DGtdNLjE71CoWyPBHh3YpKhnzFo4ynDwNe
  • Come hang out with fellow doge fans, perhaps even dance with them! Bring a Shiba Inus and have it slathered in coos and joyous pets from strangers or enter it into our DogeDog contest!
  • Speak in simplified sentences all night!
  • Neon Roots is bringing their live cryptocurrency ticker.
  • Jeff Maki is play-testing a game, and Brad Wolf is demoing a doge-funded game.
  • Let’s Be Frank Food Truck will be serving human and doggy treats.
  • Live Reddit -Live streaming via MeltdownTV

Meltdown Comics, located in the heart of Hollywood, California on Sunset Blvd, opened in 1993 and has since become one the most respected comic book stores in the world. Taking a sophisticated approach to merchandise and operations, the 14,000sq/ft giant has garnered a reputation for hosting successful gallery openings, award winning comedy including the @meltdown_show on @ComedyCentral and live shows as well as podcasting events in their collaborative space with @NerdistDotCom, the @NerdMelt Showroom. Meltdown Comics recently made news by being the first brick and mortar comic book store to start accepting BITCOIN and on April 4th, will be first brick and mortar store to accept both BITCOIN and DOGECOIN in Los Angeles.

“Best of LA” LA Weekly, “Best of LA” LA Magazine, “Best Comedy” LA Weekly, “Top 50 things why LA kicks ass?” LA Weekly, “Best Store” Playboy Magazine “top 10 store you must visit before you die” etc… Plus: “Husbands and Knives” 7th episode of The Simpsons’ 19th season. 1st aired on Nov 18, 2007 – Lead segment is based on @MeltdownComics. (Google it.) ‘Nuff Said
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